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the role of first lady. >>> britain's newest royal couple, william and catherine are in california today, from ponies to celebrities, it promises to be a very busy day. >>> and the final shuttle has been launched into space. we will look ahead to what's next for nasa. >>> we begin this morning with the death of former first lady betty ford. she was 93 years old. ford was surrounded by family when she passed away last night. she became first lady back in 1974 when her husband gerald ford took over following the resignation of richard nixon. her greatest legacy may be the contribution she made against the battle against addiction. here what is president obama had to say about her passing. he says today we take comfort in the knowledge that betty and her husband former president gerald ford are together once more. michele and i send our thoughts and prayers to their children, michael, john, steven and susan. and this from flansy reagan. i was deeply saddened this afternoon when i heard of betty ford's death. she has been an inspiration to so many through her efforts to educate women about b
their fury at what happened. last week, let's remember, this was the biggest selling pap ner britain with an unrivaled reputation for journalistic scoop spots. the press itself fell silent this morning for the final time. and this is the last edition. so it has been a very long week on what we call fleet street here in britain. it's also been a very uncomfortable week for media boss rupert murdoch. >> reporter: for millions in britain, sunday morning involves a walk to the news agent to pick up "news of the world." a ritual their parents, grandparents, even great grandparents would recognize. but with thank you and good-bye, today is their last chance. the 168-year-old tabloid that thrived on scandal and exposie ing hypocrisy has itself been destroyed by a scandal of its own. the paper is being investigated for paying police for information and allegation of voice mail hacking. one paper has dubbed this britain's watergate. there is questions about standards in british journalism have been raised. three people have been arrested including the paper's former editor, once a key aide to
moving developments today in britain as well. the murdoch phone hacking scandal has claimed its first public official. we'll have much more on that story right after this short break. to use legalzoom for important legal documents. so start your business, protect your family, launch your dreams. at legalzoom.com we put the law on your side. launch your dreams. discover customersl are getting five percent cashback bonus at the pump... and at many of the places their summer plans take them. it pays to switch, it pays to discover. >>> all right. the murdoch phone hacking scandal has claimed its first public official now. a short time ago, britain's top cop suddenly resigned. his resignation comes on the same day police arrested a top murd murdoch executive. atika shubert, why did the commissioner of britain's metropolitan police suddenly resign? >> well, he said basically that he had done nothing wrong but that there had been such intense scrutiny over the relationship between metropolitan police officers and "news of the world" executives that he felt it was best for him to resign, to k
in the news scandal in britain. british prime minister david cram ron turned himself in. he was released though. he was editor at the time of the scandal before being hired by cameron. he quit his government job earlier this year. employees of the tabloid newspaper hacked into the voice account of a murdered girl and erased messages. this week owner rupert murdoch shut down the paper. >>> we ask that each of you join the athletics, texas rangers and all of major league baseball, as we observe a silent moment of reflection and respect for brownwood texas firefighter s n shannon stone. >> shannon stone was a firefighter from brownsville, texas, who fell to his death from the stands at a texas rangers baseball game earlier this week. he was trying to catch a ball for his 6-year-old son that was in the stands by one of the rangers players. stone was honored with a moment of silence last night. the rangers set up a memorial fund for his family. so sad. >>> a fan who flu across can country has been indicted. nigerian is being charged with being a stowaway for trying to enter a secure area at
.s. special forces found osama bin laden hiding inside pakistan. >>> after 168 years as britain's top selling paper, the last edition of news around the world came out. allegations its staffers hacked into the phones of celebrities. rupert murdoch was seen reading the last ed igts. told 200 people laid off they can apply for jobs elsewhere in the company. a report from london, straight ahead. >>> britain's prince william and his wife catherine are heading home after their whirlwind tour of california and canada. the royal newkne newlyweds left an inpregs. prince william hailed the troops that he called the front lines of a remarkable relationship between the u.s. and britain. >>> a nasa space shuttle is now docked with the international space station for the final time. the "atlantis" is delivering supplies and spare parts. it will return to earth in two weeks marking the end of nasa's shuttle program. >>> all right. it is oppressive. it is unrelenting, and it is getting downright unsafe out there. i'm talking about the heat, of course, in many areas. they are or will be under heat advisories
: next cocktail reception at the garden at the house of britain's consul general. the duchgs of cambridge wearing a green silk dress by diane von first tenburg joined h h husband, the prince to talk with celebrities including david beckham. later today, the royals will head for a little polo. fans paying between $400 and $4 you,000 at the charity tournament then off to downtown l.a. to pay tribute to british film and a chanceo rub elbows with hollywood star, hom tanks and nicole kidman among the guests. >> suddenly this young couple comes into town and has sort of stolen the limelight. >> reporter: tonight at this historic theater the royal couple will join with the british academy of film and television arts to recognize future british stars. >> it's going to be a fabulous event to introduce 42 brits who we think are going to be names that you'll hear a lot more ofof >> this is originallll-- >> like gareth edwards first time feature director of "monsters," the british cult hit. he hopes prince william could star in his next suit. >> i'll scan him for measurements. is it treason to say th
newspapers over in britain this morning saying he's sorry that his reporters hacked into the phones of everyone from politicians to murder victims. we are looking this morning at a business titan humbled, and it is likely to get even more difficult. >> he already withdrew his bid to take over bskyb, one of the largest broadcasters in britain. the question is, is that enough to save face for rupert murdoch? >>> also, a showbiz shock they are morning. superstar jennifer lopez and her husband of seven years, marc anthony, are calling it quits. what's behind the breakup of what looked like one of hollywood's happiest couples? we'll have the latest on that. >> third marriage for her, and they did seem pretty happy singing those duets together. >> beautiful twins. >> yeah, too bad. >>> also coming up, we all know the workplace can be a jungle, but t re's a question for you. how is your boss like a baboon? i'm sure you can think of a few ways, but there is this morning a new study, actual science that says baboons can give us an insight into why being the boss may not be so great. >> it's
's still unclear whether his attorney will seek an insanity defense. >>> britain's best-selling tabloid is accused of sinking to a new low. it's at the center of a growing phone hacking scandal whose targets allegedly include murder victims, terror victims, celebrities and politicians. abc's jeffrey kofman has the latest from london. >> reporter: just how low would they go? that's the question being asked about a scandal at britain's biggest newspaper, the racy tabloid "news of the world." the paper has admitted hacking the phones of celebrities but it is now accused of hacking the cell phone of missing 13-year-old millie dowler in 2002, deleleng messages and giving her parents and police false hopes that the girl was still alive. when lonondon was hit with terrorist bombs in the 2005 that killed 52 people, the "news of the world" allegedly hacked the phones of victims and their families in pursuit of yet more exclusives. >> it's a violation, isn't it. i still don't know what i think about it. other than, i'm really angry >> reporter: the paper is the profitable
to the phone-hacking scandal that is rocking britain. it's already forced the tabloid "news of the world" to close. it's now threatening a $12 billion deal to take over a british satellite broadcast company. jeffrey kofman has the latest now from london. >> reporter: rupert murdock rushed to london to rescue the $33 billion media empire he has spent his life building. as he arrived he was reading the last issue of "the news of the world," the paper that began his overseas expansion 42 years ago. the best-selling tabloid was on the newsstands here for the last time. >> if you've done wrong you face the consequences. >> reporter: the paper brought down by criminal excesses of its reporters in search of sensational stories. in the eyes of many it was brought down by management that still refuses to acknowledge its own role. that is rebecca brooks. who dined with murdock. she was editor while many of the crimes were committed. 270 people lost their jobs this weekend. she stays. but murdock may lose a huge business deal. his plan to take 100% control of britain's b sky b satellite network. th
his media empire, beginning in australia where he's from, moving here to britain and then to the u.s. right now he's doing everything he can to try to preserve it. >> reporter: rupert murdoch arrived back in new york last night. hoping the newspaper scandal that's consumed britain doesn't also envelop his american interests or influence. as owner of "the wall street journal," the "new york post" and more, murdoch watched his company shares swoon when the phone hacking allegations struck, and then stabilize. now an fbi probe is officially under way looking into whether murdoch employees paid investigators to hack into the voice mails of 9/11 victims. this as the directors of news corp begin hiring former u.s. attorney mary jo white and former attorney general michael mucasey. >> it is unclear at this point how much jeopardy they are potentially in because we simply don't know all the facts. they are potentially subject to prosecution under a statute called the foreign corrupt practices act in connection with any bribes that were paid in england. >> reporter: here in england, the eve
was not accused of any wrongdoing. >>> well, there has been another high-profile arrest in britain's phone hacking scandal. police took the former c.e.o. of rupert murdock's newspaper empire into custody today. rebecca brooks is suspected of hacking into people's phones to try to get information for news stories. so far, 10 people have been arrested in the scandal. now, this comes as the fbi is now investigating whether journalists tried to hack the phones of 9/11 victims. that has many people upset. wjz is live tonight. we have reaction from a maryland man who survived 9/11. >> nearly 10 years later, he's still counting his blessings that he made it out of the world trade center on that fateful day, but if these allegations are true, they would institute an outrageous invasion of privacy. >> reporter: when planes struck the world trade center in 2001, steve peck was on the 63rd floor of one of the buildings. he remembers what he calls one of the greatest rescue missions ever. >> the firefighters and police officers that gave their life that day, 30,000 of us got out and many thanks to them. >> re
with national confidence and fashion sense, showcasing star quality that is recapturing interest in britain's monarchy. like when the couple returned to the dock looking less like royalty and more like newlyweds. peter alexander, nbc news, yellow knife. >>> and here's your first look at the other news going on around america the dust in arizona was dwarfing skyscrapers and producing blinding conditions that led to airport delays and thousands of power outages. no serious injuries were reported. >>> an ohio horse had its own get away plans twheekd. the horse escaped from nearby farm, turning a stretch of highway into its own racetrack. the house -- the horse ran for hours until it tired itself out. it was then safely captured and returned to its owner. >>> a group of california rafters survived a wild ride on the river last sunday. the rapids sent all seven people airborne, throwing them into the cold and rough water. they all did survive holding on to the overturned raft and paddling to shore. >>> and finally, in san francisco, one man's mad dash for a home run ball netted the perfect souve
saturday. richard lui. alex witt is off today. new big developments in the hacking scandal in britain to tell you about. the controversy is not over even after rupert murdoch apologized. we go to thrown. what was the response to that apology? >> reporter: well, good morning, richard. people are still taking it in. it is astonishing. this is the newspaper, the first revealed the hacking scandal, kind of like "the washington post" doing watergate. inside this newspaper, for example, is that full page apology from rupert murdoch. that apology is in every newspaper in britain today. rupert murdoch, of course one of the most powerful men in the media. he runs fox television, "wall street journal" 20rth century fox. yesterday the publisher from "wall street journal" resigned. it began with revelations of wrongdoing by journalists, listening to people's cell phone messages. this weeks there's reports obvious mail of 9/11 victims might have been accessed. prime minister is one fire because he was so close to rupert murdoch's people and the police despite the fact that they were investigating
today. and now britain's prime minister calling an emergency session of parliament to address the controversy. several news corps executives are set to testify tomorrow before parliament including murdoch and his son, the deputy chief operating officer. it comes after allegations that news of the world employees hacked into the voice mail of a teenage murder victim. the news corps shut down the paper for good amid more damaging accusations that staffers were snooping on people including politicians and members of the royal family. since the scandal broke the shares on the stock market have falling 17 percent, and they are off 4.4 percent today alone. the chief fox correspondent has the news from new york. jonathan? >>jonathan: for the moment the focus of the scandal has moved from news corporation executives to other influential figures in law enforcement and politics. the firestorm engulfing two of britain's top cops and still threatening even the prime minister, david cameron. he cut short a trip to africa and is headed back to london tomorrow amid calls from the labor party
released from custody after her arrest. one of britain's top cops also resigned. abc's jeffrey kofman reports from london. >> reporter: the scandal that shuttered one of britain's oldest newspapers is nothing less than an earthquake. shaking this country to the core. the casualties just keep mounting. the latest? the head of scotland yard. sir paul stevenson resigned. he insisted he had no involvement in his force's failure to investigate widespread alleged criminal acts by murdoch's journalists. nor the alleged bribery of police officers by reporters. >> i had no knowledge of the extent of this disgraceful practice. or indeed to the extent of it. and the repugnant nature of the selection of victims that is now emerging. >> reporter: and there is more. rebekah brooks, just days ago she was at the apex of power running rupert murdoch's british operations. it is said he considered her his other daughter. on friday, she resigned from the company. she was arrested. the tenth arrest since this scandal erupted two weeks ago. brooks was editor of "the news of the world" from 2000 to 2003, wh
on the dotted line? >>> plus another twist in britain's phone hacking scandal, find out which high level news corp. exec could soon be under investigation. that's coming up .  >>> getting back to the debate over the debt ceiling now, talks breaking down today and major garrett joins us. thank you for being with us tonight. >> my pleasure. >> i assume you're not surprised from what you were saying here last night. >> not really. the prospect of a big grand bargain always seemed very difficult to achieve and clearly you saw tonight the country saw two very frustrated political leaders, one president obama and one speaker boehner. they thought they were at least within range, but in the end disagreements over tax increases and the magnitude and spes 50 of entitlement cuts meaning -- specificity of entitlement cuts meaning med care, medicaid and social security prove -- medicare, medicaid and social security proved too much for the house leaders to agree on. now over the weekend they have to come up with a debt ceiling increase plan that meets the president's and speaker boehner's co
in the united states when they subpoena people, it's similar in great britain. parliament has issued the equivalent of subpoena to her, and to rupert murdoch and his son. they've all agreed they're going to testify. what's the implication of that? >> well, she's a british citizen, so she has to get there, go there, and she has to testify. she's said she would appear in front of that parliamentary committee. she's going to answer tough questions, what did she know, when did she know it and does she personally bear any responsibility for what happened. she was editor at the time when a teenager was new murdered ands of the world was deleting voicemail messages that for a brief time allowed her parents to believe she was alive. that's really what set this whole thing off. this woman was editor at the time. she's got tough questions to answer, but this whole scandal is by no means over, both in this country and in the united states. it has rocked the relationship between the police, the media, the politicians, and it's uncovering some pretty dirty, uncomfortable messy stuff that's hangin
murdoch's newspapers in great britain are being called out for allegedly breemping the privacy of everyone, from the former prime minister to the queen of england. murdoch himself along with his son and one of his top editors are being called by the british government to explain themselves. dan rivers, she in london. and, dan, tell us about this. it seems to go all the way at the top of newscorp. i understand we just lost dan. we're going it try to get back to dan as quickly as we can to bring you the very latest. i understand now we have dan. dan, can you hear me? dan? can you hear me? >> reporter: yes, i can hear you fine. >> dan, tell us about how high up this goes? we understand that now murdoch himself is expected to explain this mess to parliament? >> reporter: well, i think that the kind of million dollar question is, you know, how high up does this go? did james murdoch know about all this nefarious practices in news international? he has consistently maintained he knew nothing about it at all be shgs and equally rupert murdoch his father and his boss also says he was completely un
charlene. >>> and good morning, everyone. happy friday and what a crazy scene in great britain. >> oh, my goodness. >> oldest newspaper closed. former editor moments ago arrested. this guy was an aide to the british prime minister and had to address this. other arrests coming for people in the media empire of rupert murdoch, the owner of fox news. >> all because there are allegations the newspaper was hacking into cell phones and an e-mail account of people and not celebrities but victims of murder. >> war widows from afghanistan and iraq. an incredible story. >> incredible to watch. >>> more of diane sawyer's amazing interview of jaycee dugard. what a remarkable and resilient young woman she is and you're going to see more and hear from her. >> the strength and serenity she displays in the interview is incredible. >>> more on casey anthony. we learned her sentence was extended by four more days. the latest on that and the latest on these emergency negotiations in washington to try to prevent the united states going into default. the president called them into a rare session and the chang
britain's scandals, tabloid "news of the world" rolled out its last issue today. [ applause ] >> the paper built a reputation reporting on some of the biggest scandals in the united kingdom. but the owner rupert murdoch ordered the publication closed after allegations of hacking by police and reporters. the paper has been a bridge institution for longer than a century. the final issue, says "thank you and good-bye." i'm sure there are many people, including some employees sorry to see it go today. >> i think a lot of people are sad to see it go i actually have a copy of the final edition here, "thank you and good-bye" is headline. they have some incredible headlines that they covered. this is a paper that's over a century old and they've covered everything from all kinds of scandals. and amazingly for example, things from 100 years ago, from charles dickens' time. so people very sad to see an institution like this go. we've seen reaction from other tabloids. the "sunday post" rediscover a warm, entertaining newspaper, honesty, integrity and decency. clearly a lot of other papers here are t
and his son james have now agreed to appear before a parliamentary committee investigating britain's phone hacking scandal. initially murdoch said he wouldn't be able to attend the july 19 hearing. the hearings were in response to allegations this journalists illegally listened to thousands of voice mails and bribed police. >>> the tsa is taking action to speed up security screening. tsa chief john pistole announced the first steps for a so-called trusted traveler program. the aim is toas security screening for passengers who voluntarily release certain information. initially the pilot test will be available only to current participants in a u.s. custom programs. those include certainly frequent flyers on american and delta airlines flying out of atlanta, detroit, miami and dallas. >>> time is running out for president obama and congressional leaders to reach a long-term deficit reduction deal. white house press secretary jay carney says if both sides fail to reach an agreement on spending cuts and tax hikes by friday, they will have to shift their focus to solei raising the debt ceiling.
new moon ritual. paganism has just been given the status of a religion in britain. and it's growing. some say there are 250,000 followers. so many that british police have issued guidelines for officers should they stumble upon something like this. >> some ceremonies include a blindfolded, naked participant whose hands may be bound. this is in accordance with ritual and has the full consent of the participant. >> reporter: does that happen? >> that relates to one particular ritual which you could find in some groups. it's an initiation rite is what it is. they're going through a death and a rebirth. >> reporter: simon was reborn 11 years ago. his wife used to be involved too. but they've got a kid now and sometimes it's hard to find a sitter. this is a large, large part of your life. >> yes. >> i ask that i may receive the blessing of the element of water. >> reporter: okay, so what is paganism? well, it's pre-christian, and basically, it's the worship of the land, animals, spirits and ancient gods. >> there's more and more people getting more involved. >> why?? >> i think it's beca
: this scandal is nothing less than an earthquake, sending tremors to the highest levels of power in britain. the people of this country shocked to learn that for the last 30 years, murdoch and his executives have been dictating policy to the politicians and the police. the murdochs certainly had the ear of britain's prime minister. in 15 months, david cameron has had 26 meetings with murdoch executives. more than twice the number of meetings he's had with any other news organization. how powerful was rupert murdoch here in britain? >> immensely powerful. the view of every prime minister for r e last 30 years is that no one can get elected without the blessing of the patriarch. >> reporter: it is now not clear that either murdoch can survive this crisis. news corporation shares have tumbled. if the company faces criminal charges, it could be forced to unload some of its most lucrative holdings in the u.s. including fox tv.รง this really is a dynasty on the brink. jeffrey kofman, abc news, london. >> what a drama. and kind of an ironic twist. some of the paper's websites w
of the world" as one other newspaper today asks whether there is britain's watergate. a story that began with few facts was doggedly pursued by a limited number of journalists, but now it's enveloping one of the world's most powerful men. rirchlg as the scandal that brought down one of his best selling newspapers threatens to damage more of his media empire, rupert murdock will fly into the u.k. today. some are even you suggesting his own son, james murdock, could face prosecution. yesterday two top former employees were arrested. an editor who once served as the prime minister's communication director, and a reporter who served prison time back in 2007 when victims included celebrities and members of the royal family. the claim that people's privacy was invaded, their cell phone voice mails listened to, described as phone hacking. britain's prime minister vowing no stone will be left unturned. >> that these people could have had their phones hacked into in order to generate stories for a newspaper is simply disgusting. >> among the 4,000 potential phone hacking victims whose names or nu
angeles. britain's prince william and wife catherine begin a trip to the u.s. >>> and hundreds of thousands of people are in spain for the running of the bulls. some are already hospitalized, though, after jumping into the fray. why do they do it? we will have the story behind the ancient festival this hour. >>> and you better keep an eye on your cell phone bills. many of them may be on the way up. find out why and which way customers will be affected by it. few will be. >>> today, americans are remembering former first lady, betty ford. she died late yesterday at the age of 93, her family by her side. ford was thrust into the limelight when her husband, gerald ford, became president back in 1974, after richard nixon resigned. she was known for her candidness on issues like abortion, equal rights, and her own struggle with breast cancer and drug and alcohol addiction. barack obama released a statement, "today we take comfort in the knowledge that betty and her husband, former president gerald ford, are together once more. michelle and i send our thoughts and prayers to their ch
demanding to know in newspapers in britain broke any laws in the united states. not only for alleged phone hacking and privacy violations, but those that might involve 9/11 victims and also possible violations of america's foreign corrupt practices laws. one of the lawmakers calling for the investigation is republican congressman peter king of new york. among the four democrats of new jersey, senator lautenberg. >> they have no right to break the laws. they are an american corporation. it wouldn't matter if they were selling tires or selling roofs or what have you. those are the rules, those are the laws that we have to obey. >> we are getting reports this morning scotland yards made an arrest in connection with the news corporation's phone hacking scandal. london's top cop is going to be in the hot seat today. let's bring in dan rivers. he has the latest live in london this morning. good morning, dan. >> reporter: good morning, yeah. another arrest this morning in this police inquiry. we understand that may be a former editor of "the news of the world." that's according to sky news here.
. >>> there is now a death that could be connected to the phone hacking scandal in britain. it comes as the scandal spreads taking down some of london's top cops. >> reporter: the reporter who blew the whistle on alleged phone hacking at the news of the world has been found dead at his home in england. sean horn's death does not appear to be suspicious. the development comes on the same day as senior london police officer resigned. assistant commissioner john yates decided not to reopen an investigation two years ago into allegations the paper was tapping phones. >> i have acted with complete integrity and my conscious is clear. >> reporter: yates' registration resignation comes in the heels of the police chief stepping down monday. he's cutting his trip to south africa short as he trys to convince the public the investigation will be conducted. brooks was arrested over the weekend and released on jail. she spent hours answering questions about what she knew about hacking while she was in charge. >> she is not guilty of any criminal offense. >>> police have arrested at least 10 people in connecti
, thank you and good- bye. that's the final message from britain's best selling tabloid as it shuts down in the midst of the phone hacking scandal. after 168 years, the very last edition of the news of the world is now going to press. the tabloid is closing after several of its reporters were caught hacking into the voice mails of celebrities, even missing children. several arrests have now been made in that case. >>> prince william became a star of a polo match in california tonight. william led a team to victory with four goals. spectators paid at least $400 a ticket to get a close-up view of the royal couple. duchess kate presented the trophy to her husband following the match. tonight, the pair continued their california trip with a black-tie dinner that honors british actors and filmmakers. >>> an underground discovery leads researchers to a piece of civil war history. tonight as gigi barnett explains, it is right in the heart of lafayette square in west baltimore. >> reporter: below the layers of dirt is an archaeologists goldmine. >> it is like christmas every day digging in the d
, breaking news this morning as rupert murdoch's right hand in great britain resigned over the newspaper hacking scandal. the question is what will the fbi uncover in its new investigation of murdoch's media empire here in the states. >>> today is the day for all your harry potter kids and adults who read books about boy sorcerers. the question is how long have you been camping out for opening night of "harry potter and the deathly hallows" part two? it's way too early for this.
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